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Learning from case reviews involving culture and faith, 06/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]

Based on case reviews published since 2010, this briefing looks at learning from case reviews to facilitate culturally and faith-sensitive practice when working with children and families.

The briefing outlines a number of risk factors for death or serious injury including:

  • Social and cultural isolation or fear of isolation
  • Cultural and religious beliefs overriding self interest
  • Cultural conflict within families
  • Religion and culture as a distraction from child protection issues
  • Professional misconceptions, lack of confidence and lack of knowledge
  • Self-identity
  • Converting to a partner's religion
  • Spirit possession
  • Interplay between religion and mental health issues

For full details see the NSPCC website.

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Learning from case reviews involving culture and faith